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Sherwood Forest drive

Sherwood Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 23 January 2023, 10.47am

Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.57am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 10.47am.

Closed parks: Parks closed due flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until  Friday 30 June 2023, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 10.02am.

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during flooding events, causing the road to collapse. 

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.56am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - River crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.43am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 12 Jan 2023, 12.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Jan 2023, 12.29pm

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Lake Walking Track - partial closure for track maintenance

Please be advised of track safety maintenance and upgrading works on the Woolgoolga Lake nature walk.

 

Works are to commence on the 16th of January 2023, estimated to be complete on the 16th February 2023, weather permitting.

 

Area affected by the works will be from the Woolgoolga Cemetery at Centenary Drive, Woolgoolga to the eastern reserve adjacent to Killawarra Close to Ocean Drive, Safety Beach.

 

During this time there will be temporary closures of sections of the nature walk, with alternative routes unavailable at some locations. Please follow the signage. 

 

The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk remains open, with this route following the beach to the east of these works.

 

For further information please contact 02 6648 4541

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Applies from Fri 6 Jan 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 11.58am

Other planned events: Road maintenance on Candole Forest Road

Scheduled road maintenance works will take place on Candole Forest Road in Yuraygir National Park, from Monday 6 January to Friday 10 February 2023.  

Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.56am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens Roads.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Nov 2022, 1.17pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 1 July until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 8.14pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/driving-routes/sherwood-forest-drive/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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